Shonen Knife’s New Album “Pop Tune” out June 5th On Good Charamel Records

Shonen Knife’s New Album “Pop Tune” out June 5th On Good Charamel Records


Pop Tune North American Tour Kicks off July 19 in Philadelphia


Osaka Japan’s legendary pop punk princesses Shonen Knife release their 18th studio “Pop Tune” album June 5th on Good Charamel Records in North America. Marking their 30thAnniversary in 2012 the band will follow up this release with their“Pop Tune” Tour of North American in July and August of 2012.


Checkout the music video for the title track below.


From MTV Buzzworthy:

“The all-female Japanese trio is 30 years into their careers and is on a 30-date U.S.tour. Their new album traverses their sweet power-pop-punk trademark sound that inspired J-pop/J-rock (and K-pop) makers who followed. "Pop Tune" is classic Shonen Knife with its sunny words of wisdom: "Since you’re already here, think of happy things!"

From Boston Bastard Brigade:

“For over thirty years Shonen Knife have been spreading their pop punk rock styles across the globe, influencing the likes of Kurt Cobain, Sonic Youth, and Redd Kross to name a few. After coming off a well-received Ramones cover album Naoko and company returned to the studio to record their eighteenth studio album Pop Tune. The good times have returned… When Shonen Knife drops a new album, you know a party is bound to happen in your stereo. Pop Tune is no exception ****  ½(out of five)”

From Pop dust:

“Japaneses alt-pop-punk group Shonen Knife’s been around approximately forever–well, 30 years, which is another way of saying “since the’80s”. Their music’s somehow still as exuberant as ever, and this is no exception, a raucous pop track about how awesome it feels to listen to raucous pop tracks. It’s also got a key change, and those can feel awesome too.”

For more info and stream audio samples off the record, visit:

Shonen Knife Pop Tune North American Tour Dates

07.19.2012            Johnny Brenda’s                 Philadelphia, PA

07.20.2012            AsburyLanes                       Asbury Park, NJ

07.21.2012            TheBellhouse                      Brooklyn, NY

07.22.2012             Maxwells                              Hoboken, NJ

07.24.2012              Providence Social Club      Providence, RI

07.25.2012             Space Gallery                       Portland, ME

07.26.2012             Great Scotts                          Allston, MA

07.27.2012              BugJar                                 Rochester, NY

07.28.2012             Mt. Sabattis Pavilion              Long Lake, NY

07.29.2012              Levitt Pavillion Steel stacks     Bethlehem, PA

07.30.2012            Lager House                           Detroit, MI

07.31.2012            Pyramid Scheme                 Grand Rapids, MI

08.02.2012            Empty Bottle                        Chicago, IL

08.03.2012            Univ. of Wisconsin              Madison, WI

08.04.2012             7th St Entry                           Minneapolis, MN

08.05.2012             The Aquarium                       Fargo, ND

08.08.2012              Tractor Tavern                     Seattle, WA

08.09.2012              Dante’s Cafe Italiano          Portland, OR

08.10.2012             Bottom of the Hill                San Francisco, CA

08.11.2012             Blank Club                   San Jose, CA

08.12.2012               Alex’s Bar                   Long Beach, CA

08.13.2012               Casbah                       San Diego, CA

08.14.2012               Club Congress                Tucson, AZ

08.16.2012               Red7                        Austin, TX

08.17.2012              Dada Dallas                  Dallas, TX

08.18.2012             StickyFingerz               Little Rock, AR

08.19.2012              Exit/In                      Nashville, TN

08.20.2012             The Taft Theatre             Cincinnati, OH

08.21.2012              The Beachland Ballroom        Cleveland, OH

08.22.2012           The Quadrangle / Hart House   Toronto, ONCAN

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Shonen Knife’s New Album “Pop Tune” out June 5th On Good Charamel Records